Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Spotlighting Innovations in Academic Technology at North Shore Community College


The latest edition of the Technology Across the Curriculum (TAC) newsletter, The Edge: Where Classrooms Meet Technology, is now available on North Shore Community College’s public site at: http://www.northshore.edu/faculty_staff/resources/tac.html.

The TAC program at NSCC "promotes academic excellence by stimulating and nurturing innovative ideas by faculty and professional staff that employ technology in support of teaching and learning". The TAC program supports creative uses of instructional technology inside and outside of the classroom as well as the development of new online and hybrid courses.

Check out this year's issue to learn more about the innovations of NSCC faculty, staff, and administration in the area of academic technology.

The current issue of The Edge includes:
  • Comments from 29 TAC faculty on their projects.
  • An article by Andrea Milligan, Director of Instructional Technology and Design, and Lance Eaton, Coordinator of Instructional Design, on the Teaching and Learning Online TAC training program for faculty developing online and hybrid courses. 
  • An article by Andrea Milligan, Director of Instructional Technology and Design, and Lance Eaton, Coordinator of Instructional Design, that describes two features on Blackboard Learn that may be new to faculty: SafeAssign, a tool to help prevent plagiarism, and Rubrics, an assessment tool.
  • An article by Terri Whitney, English professor and TAC Coordinator, about the upcoming installment of a NSCC Literary Websites kiosk at the Lynn Museum which will feature three literary websites developed at NSCC, two with TAC grants.